Wikipedia:WikiProject Football

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Welcome to this WikiProject related to association football. This page and its subpages contain suggestions on how to improve the articles on the subject. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page or write yourself up below. The significant milestones and achievements of the project can be found at the Milestones subpage.


This WikiProject aims primarily to establish and organize standards for football related articles resulting in well-structured and well-written articles, and possibly also in featured articles, and also making all articles related to football easy to find.

Did you know?

These extracts from newly created football articles appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page on the date shown. A full archive of all football related entries is maintained on Wikipedia:WikiProject Football/Did you know.


Write articles:

  1. on an overview of football in every country.
  2. on women's national teams in every country.
  3. on all notable football clubs in every country.
  4. on all notable football players in every country.
  5. on all notable football stadiums in every country.
  6. on all notable football competitions in every country.

Improve articles:

  1. to make them comply with standards set up here.
  2. to make them featured articles eventually.

Categorize articles:

  1. to make it easy to find what you want to find.


You can find a list of all Members here. Joining WikiProject Football is easy – just add your username to the bottom of the list. When joining the project, you should watch this page. This allows you to keep up-to-date with discussions about the project on the talk page.

Manual of style

Guidelines and help pages for writing articles and other contributions.


Manual of style for a few common types of article:


Info on in what category articles should be placed:


Numerous templates exist, how to find them and how to use them:


How to know if an article should be on Wikipedia or not:


Members of the project have collected a list of sources and links that could be of help to editors wishing to expand articles. The links collection lists all the websites of governing bodies such as FIFA and UEFA. It also contains player databases for all levels of competition, from National level to club level. The booklist lists some of the books that project members own. These members can be contacted for help in sourcing if information from these books is needed.

Assessment department

The Assessment department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's Association football related articles.

The proportion of all articles with an assessed project banner is:

93.6% assessed (estimate: some more article talk pages may still need a banner)


The proportion of all articles with known importance is:

78.8% known importance (estimate: some more articles may still need a banner)


FIFA national football teams coloured by article class. (21 September 2018)
FIFA national women's football teams coloured by class. (21 September 2018)

Article statistics

Open tasks

New articles

For a list of recently created football articles, see:

Requested articles

Articles currently under a review

This section lists those articles that are currently undergoing Peer review or are currently featured content candidates. Current good article candidates can be found on the good article candidates page under the Sports subheading.

Current featured content candidates
Article Status Peer Review FAC/FLC
Cardiff City F.C. FAC
History of Tottenham Hotspur F.C. FAC
Current good article candidates
Article Status Peer Review GAN
Gareth Bale Current GAN GAN
Christen Press Current GAN GAN
1988–89 Arsenal F.C. season Current GTC GTC
Articles currently undergoing peer review
Article Status Peer Review FAC/FLC
Kerala Blasters FC Current PR PR
Fiji national football team Current PR PR
Fred Keenor Current PR PR

Nominations for deletion and page moves

If you're thinking about nominating an article for deletion (only articles, not templates or categories), please consider the following two alternative options:
  • Does the article meet the criteria for speedy deletion? If so, just tag it with one of the speedy deletion tags and an administrator will delete it (as long as they agree).
  • Is the deletion likely to be uncontested? If so then add a proposed deletion tag to it instead; if uncontested after seven days, the article will be automatically deleted.

Only if you think the deletion will be contested and debated is it necessary to go through AfD.

When listing a nomination or discussion here, please copy-paste the relevant notice to the discussion:

:<small>Note: This discussion has been included in [[Wikipedia:WikiProject Football#Nominations for deletion and page moves|WikiProject Football]]'s list of association football-related deletions. ~~~~</small>
:<small>Note: This discussion has been included in [[Wikipedia:WikiProject Football#Nominations for deletion and page moves|WikiProject Football]]'s list of association football-related page moves. ~~~~</small>
:<small>Note: This discussion has been included in [[Wikipedia:WikiProject Football#Nominations for deletion and page moves|WikiProject Football]]'s list of association football-related page discussions. ~~~~</small>
  • Once you have nominated an article for PROD or AfD, it is considered polite to inform the article's creator of the decision so that they have a chance to contest the deletion if need be. Templates for informing article creators can be found in the tag links above.
Article/Category/Template Nomination Date
Phousseyne Diaby AfD 2019-04-05
Zach Varga AfD 2019-04-06
Stanislaus County Cruisers AfD 2019-04-06
Caleb Postlewait AfD 2019-04-07
Ben Clark (footballer, born 1984) AfD 2019-04-07
Cody Reinberg AfD 2019-04-07
David Tyrie AfD 2019-04-07
Ashleigh Townsend AfD 2019-04-07
David Feazell AfD 2019-04-07
Matt Langton AfD 2019-04-07
Bryan Zobre AfD 2019-04-07
Tucson Brown AfD 2019-04-07
Ryan Zabinski AfD 2019-04-07
Ali Reghba AfD 2019-04-10
Ryan Johansson AfD 2019-04-10
2019 Windward Islands Tournament AfD 2019-04-12
Kelsang Dhondup AfD 2019-04-13
Dream League Soccer AfD 2019-04-17
Matt Doherty Jr. AfD 2019-04-17
Nirav Tripathi AfD 2019-04-18
Solomon Islands national under-18 futsal team + related AfD 2019-04-20
Cristian Gorgerino AfD 2019-04-23
Sigma FC AfD 2019-04-23
Jordan–Syria football rivalry AfD 2019-04-23
Raoul Bellanova AfD 2019-04-23
Ally Prisock AfD 2019-04-23
Istvan Gaal (soccer) AfD 2019-04-23
Augustine Arhinful (left back)Augustine Arhinful RM 2019-03-26
Bassem MorsiBasem Morsy RM 2019-04-17
Shanghai Jiading City Development F.C.Shanghai Jiading Boji F.C. RM 2019-04-18
Pedj BojićPedj Bojic RM 2019-04-19
Gehaz El Reyada StadiumMilitary Sport Apparatus Stadium RM 2019-04-20
CS Universitatea Craiova Universitatea Craiova (football) RM 2019-04-21
Mohamed El-GabbasMohamed El Gabbas RM 2019-04-21
Category:American expatriate soccer players in Germany CfD 2019-02-21
Category:Seasons in Macedonian football CfD 2019-03-11
Category:Al Ansar SC CfD 2019-04-21
Template:La Serena squad TfD 2019-03-19
Template:Gibraltar Football League TfD 2019-03-22
2012 AFC Champions League group tables TfD 2019-04-01
Template:ŠKF Sereď squad TfD 2019-04-04
Several merged tables (3) CfD 2019-04-20
Template:2019/20 National League south table CfD 2019-04-20
File:2018 EBSL Superfinal Arena Alghero.jpg FfD 2019-04-16
Iran Football's 1nd DivisionAzadegan League RFD 2019-04-17
Marc-André ter Stegen RfC 2019-03-23
Steven Beitashour RfC 2019-03-31

Old deletion nominations can be found in the archives:

Article alerts

See also WikiProject Deletion sorting/Football where deletion nominations are sometimes listed.
For BLPPRODs, see Wikipedia:WikiProject Football/Unreferenced BLPs/Full list.


Some of the articles supported by WikiProject Football have reached featured article or featured list status (FA and FL, respectively), meaning they are amongst the very best content in Wikipedia. They are listed below; a bold title indicates the article was "today's featured article" or "today's featured list" for the date listed. Also included here are articles that are featured article candidates (FAC) that failed, those that have undergone peer review (PR) as part of an effort to get them to FA status, and those that have achieved good article (GA) status, the next-highest level of quality.

Featured content

Previously reviewed articles

This section lists articles that have gone through an external peer review. This includes articles that have been through a peer review, or a featured article or featured list nomination but were deemed to have failed to meet the criteria at the time. It also lists those articles were previously featured but subsequently de-listed due to a featured article review.

Similar WikiProjects

For other WikiProjects on other forms of football, see:

Descendent WikiProjects

External links

Article alerts are available, updated by AAlertBot. More information...
  • Wikiproject Watchlist – WikiProject Football
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